Caminata de Huchuy Qosqo a Machu Picchu
Caminata de Huchuyqosqo a Machu Picchu
Huchuyqosqo
Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

Caminata de Huchuy Qosqo a Machu Picchu
Caminata de Huchuyqosqo a Machu Picchu
Huchuyqosqo
Machu Picchu
Caminata de Huchuy Qosqo a Machu Picchu
Caminata de Huchuyqosqo a Machu Picchu
Huchuyqosqo
Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

ACCOMMODATION
CARPA & HOTEL
GROUP SIZE
10
MAX. ALTITUDE
14,107 ft
LEVEL
Challenging
  • Tambomachay
  • Qenko
  • Huchuy Qosqo
  • Machu Picchu

ADVENTURE AND CULTURE COME TOGETHER ON A SINGLE HIKE! DISCOVER THE ANCESTRAL MAGIC IN HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

Enjoy 3 days with the enigmatic energy of the region through the exciting Huchuy Qosqo Trek. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings and discover the secrets that the Andes have to offer. This adventure will take you to the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo, a hidden gem in the heart of the Sacred Valley and finish at the wonderful Machu Picchu.

 


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SUMMARY

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HUCHUY QOSQO TOUR:

  • You will have a spectacular panoramic view of Tambomachay, an impressive archaeological site with sacred fountains and aqueducts.
  • Explore a section of the Inca Trail and discover their secrets along the way.
  • You will encounter the impressive snow-capped Pitusiray, which offers unique photographic opportunities.
  • You will meet the people of the communities, who will share their daily activities and unique culture.
  • Huchuy Qosqo terraces offer unique panoramic views and great insights into ancient Inca agriculture.

03 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

As a less crowded route and hardly explored by adventurers, the Huchuy Qosqo trek offers an intimate experience of the Andean landscape and direct contact with nature. It is the perfect choice if you are looking to discover more about the fascinating Incas culture!

Huchuy Qosqo Peru, an exceptionally preserved archaeological site, exhibits architecture that combines stone, clay, and adobe. This provides valuable insight into the majesty of Machu Picchu’s construction.

  • Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Quenko.

Overnight in Quenko.

  • Day 2: Qenqo – Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay – Aguas Calientes.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

  • Day 3: Machu Picchu!

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Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO - TAMBOMACHAY - QENKO

Highlight of the day: Explore the Tambomachay valley, lagoons and Inca Trails culminating in a magical night camping in Quenko.

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We will start our tour 3 days Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu picking you up from your hotel, then we will lead you to Tambomachay. Here we will start our hike uphill until we reach the Tambomachay pass (4100 m.a.s.l/13,451 ft), from where we can observe the snow-capped Ausangate and the main mountains surrounding Cusco city.

On our trek, we will explore three impressive lagoons: Wamba, Quellacocha and Qoricocha. It will also take you through impressive puna landscapes, and you could admire the extensive wetlands and the rich flora and fauna that inhabit this unique ecosystem. After a delicious lunch, the trail will lead us on a gradual descent towards the welcoming community of Quenko.

The inhabitants of this community will welcome us with extraordinary warmth, offering us an unforgettable experience to fully immerse ourselves in their Andean lifestyle. After an unforgettable day in the highlands, we’ll end with a dinner prepared by our chef.

  • Hiking distance: 12 km/7.46 mi.
  • Starting altitude: 3,700 m.a.s.l./12139 ft.
  • Camp elevation: 3,600 m.a.s.l./11,811 ft.
  • Maximum elevation: 4,300 m.a.s.l./14,107 ft.
  • Difficulty level: Moderate.
  • Overnight: Camping at Quenko.
DAY 2: QENKO - HUCHUY QOSCO - LAMAY - AGUAS CALIENTES

Highlight of the day: Embark on the mysticism of Huchuy Qosqo with its ancestral constructions and spectacular views of the Sacred Valley next to the majestic snowcapped Pitusiray.

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Early in the morning, you will be woken up in Quenko by natural sounds, appreciating the cultural exchange and doing some local shopping. After breakfast, we will hike for about 2 and a half hours to Huchuy Qosqo.

On the way, you will observe in the distance an Inca portal built with adobe, which is located at the entrance of Huchuy Qosqo, also known as “Little Cusco”. In Huchuy Qosqo, your guide will answer any questions about buildings, temples, tambos, and agricultural terraces. After that, we will have free time to rest and explore on our own.

In the afternoon, we will leave Huchuy Qosqo to walk for about 1 hour and a half to Lamay. At this point, our transportation will be waiting, and lead us to Ollantaytambo train station. Once we board the train, we will be able to relax in comfortable carriages until we reach Aguas Calientes.

Aguas Calientes is a beautiful place, and you will check in at a nice 3 star hotel.

  • Hiking distance: 7 km/ 4.35 mi.
  • Starting altitude: 3,600 m.a.s.l./118,011 ft.
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Overnight: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU!

Today’s Highlight: Prepare for the thrilling culmination of your adventure – exploring Machu Picchu, a priceless gem of Inca civilization!

Machu Picchu Pasajeros en Machu Picchu

On the concluding day of our Huchuy Qosqo Trek, we kickstart the day with a delightful breakfast at our hotel. We aim to secure our spot among the first passengers on the buses heading to Machu Picchu. It’s worth noting that boarding these buses operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

As we pass through the control gate of the Machu Picchu Llaqta, we’re treated to the breathtaking sight of the sunrise. We also get to see the awe-inspiring panorama of the majestic mountains encircling this global marvel.

Your guide will show you Machu Picchu, telling you the history of the lost city of the Incas, the temples, altars and the most significant sites from the Guardian’s House, which offers a spectacular view of the entire Inca citadel. You will also visit the Mirador del Templo del Sol, the “Plaza de los Templos”, the Sacred Rock and the Water Mirror Complex.

After the visit to the wonder of the world, you will descend to the village of Aguas Calientes.

Later, you will return by train to Ollantaytambo, and finally continue in our private transport to your accommodation in Cusco.

  • Highest altitude: 2,490 meters / 8,169 feet.
  • Lowest altitude: 2,040 metres / 6,692 feet.
  • Distance travelled: Approximately 1.5 km / 1.5 miles.

Note: In case you have purchased the entrance ticket for Huayna Picchu, Huchuy Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you will be able to visit these iconic attractions. Remember that these are optional activities with an extra cost, and must be booked in advance because spaces are limited.

INCLUSIONS

HUCHUY QOSQO TREK INCLUDES:

  • Briefing
    • Two or one day before the trek begins, you will have a briefing, and meet your guide at your hotel.
  • A well-trained staff
    • An experienced bilingual tour guide
    • Assistant tour guide (groups larger than 9)
    • Professional cooks.
    • Expert horseman (will use mules for carrying camping equipment).
  • Best equipment
    • Camping equipment (EUREKA).
    • Fully equipped and functional dining tent.
    • Duffle bag (for carrying your belongings).
    • Inflatable mattresses or sleeping mats (Therm-a-Rest or REI).
    • Portable toilet.
  • Permits and Entrance Tickets
    • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (round trip).
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu – Circuit 2.
  • Medical kit
    • First aid kit.
    • Oxygen bottles.
  • Accommodation
    • 1 nights in comfortable and spacious tents.
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes on the second day.
  • Food and beverages
    • 2 breakfasts
    • 2 lunches
    • 2 dinners
    • Water for trekking (the first 4 hours of day 1 is on your own)
    • Please inform our booking partners of your dietary preferences.
  • Transport
    • Transport from Cusco to Tambomachay.
    • Transport from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
    • Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip).
    • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (round trip).

HUCHUY QOSQO TREK DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain: $ 85.00 USD.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu mountain: $ 85.00 USD.
  • Sleeping bag (rent with us).
  • Trekking poles (rent with us).
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Breakfast on th first day.
  • Lunch and dinner on the third day.
  • Travel insurance (it is recommended to purchase travel insurance during your tour).
  • Tips.

PACKING LIST

PACKING LIST FOR THE HUCHUY QOSQO TREK

Here’s the essential items guide to pack for your 03 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu:

ESSENTIAL

  • Original physical passport.
  • Student ID card (ISIC).
  • Extra money (peruvian soles).
  • Water bottle or camelbak.
  • Medication for allergies (personal medication).
  • Sunscreen (SPF 70+).
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.

CLOTHING

  • Waterproof trekking shoes.
  • Long sleeve T-shirts.
  • Trekking pants.
  • Trekking shorts.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Wool hat (covering your ears)
  • Underwear
  • Rain poncho or raincoat
  • Bathsuit
  • Sandals or light shoes

EQUIPMENT

  • Trekking poles (rent with us).
  • Sleeping bag (rent with us).
  • Duffle bag (provided by us).
  • Backpack day.

RECOMMENDED

  • Power bank.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Waterproof bags for clothes/camera.
  • Snacks (Nuts, electrolytes, energy bars).
  • Camera.
  • Heah Lamp.
  • PackTowl Personal.
  • Anesthetic cream for knees/sore body parts.
  • Wet wipes.
  • Notepad and pen.
  • Painkiller

Prices

HUCHUY QOSQO TREK RUNS AS A PRIVATE SERVICE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
2 People US$ 540.00
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3 People US$ 475.00
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4 People US$ 475.00
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5 People US$ 440.00
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6 People US$ 440.00
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7-8 People US$ 420.00
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Discounts for Huachuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Groups of 5 or more: US$ 25.00 All you need is to book the tour at the same time.
  • Children under 16 years old: US$ 35.00 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking the tour.
  • Student Discount (24 years old maximum): US$ 35.00 The Student Discount applies to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the hike and is between 17 and 24 years old. To access the discount, we require a copy of the card at the time of booking. For those booking 17 and under, we require a copy of your passport at the time of booking. Please send everything to info@wamanadventures.com.

Extra Services

SERVICE

PRICE

Trekking poles $15.00
Sleeping bag $25.00
Single supplement $50.00
Additional night at 3 star hotel $85.00

FAQS

Where is Huchuy Qosqo?

It is located in Cusco, province of Urubamba. Its location is strategic because it is in the upper part of the Sacred Valley. From Huchuy Qosqo it is possible to admire the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley.

Huchuy Qosqo Hike to Machu Picchu: Why do it?

The Huchuy Qosqo Peru offers an enriching experience combining culture, nature and adventure. You will explore an ancient archaeological site, enjoy panoramic views and connect with local communities. This trek offers you the opportunity to learn about Inca history, face physical challenges above 4000 m.a.s.l. and disconnect from modern life.

What is the difficulty level of the 03 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu?

The Huchuy Qosqo Trek is classified as moderate difficulty. This means that it is not an easy walk, but it is not an extremely challenging expedition either. The route to Huchuy Qosqo trek has good trails, but with some steepy and irregular terrain, there may be changes in altitude that require precautions. However, with proper physical condition and a positive mind, the trek is completely achievable for most people.

What are the starting and finishing points of the Huchuy Qosqo Trek?

The Huchuy Qosqo trek starts in Tambomachay and ends in Lamay. But, along the entire tour, 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu, you will visit more espectacular places, one of them is Machu Picchu.

When is the best time to hike Huchuy Qosqo Peru?

The best time to do the Huchuy Qosqo Hike, because of weather conditions, is from April to October. During these months, we enjoy clear skies and less rainfall. Specifically, the driest months are between June and August, which coincide with the winter season in the High Andes.

When is the rainy season in Cusco?

The rainy season in Cusco generally occurs between the months of November and March. If you are planning to do the Huchuy Qosqo Trek, it is recommendable to choose drier months, from April to October, to have a better climate and enjoy optimal outdoor conditions.

How much time should I consider for acclimatisation before the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu?

It is recommended to acclimatise at least 2 days before trekking to Huchuy Qosqo. It is essential if you are coming from a low altitude location, as it allows your body to gradually adapt to the altitude, this reduces the risk of altitude sickness because you will climb over 4100 m.a.s.l/13,451 ft.

Is it necessary to worry about altitude while trekking Huchuy Qosqo?

Yes, you should worry about altitude and altitude sickness during your Huchuy Qosqo trek, however, we recommend to have good physical conditions, keep hydrated, light food and avoid alcohol to reduce the rish.

Can I do the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu tour if I have dietary restrictions?

Yes, in most cases, dietary restrictions can be accommodated during the Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu; but it is important to inform us in advance of your dietary restrictions at the time of booking, detailing the severity of your reaction and emergency medication.

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES.

How much weight can I bring in my daypack for the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu tour?

It is recommended to carry a backpack with between 3 and 5 kg inside. Be sure to include essential items such as water, which will not be included during the first four hours of walking, and snacks. Make it a priority to keep your backpack light and avoid carrying excessive equipment or clothing.

Are trekking poles necessary for the Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu?

During the Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu it is especially recommended for people who has knee problems. The trek has steep, irregular terrain and Inca stairs.

Waman Adventures and the Ministry of Culture requests that you do not use metal-tipped walking poles that will damage the trail; if you do not have walking poles, Waman Adventures offers a pole rental service for $15.00.

Where can I store my luggage that I won't need to carry during the trek to Huchuy Qosqo Peru?

You can store any luggage that you do not need to carry during your trek at your hotel in Cusco, most hotels offer this service for free. If your hotel does not offer this service, we would be happy to take care of your luggage safely in our office.

Do I need to be in good physical condition to do the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Peru?

Yes, because being in proper physical condition is essential for the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu and any other. The challenging nature of the Peruvian Andes terrain requires endurance and adaptation. Therefore, adequate fitness reduces fatigue, injury risk and increases the enjoyment of the experience.

What should I do if I experience physical or health problems during the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu?

If you experience health problems during the Huchuy Qosqo Trek, please inform your guide. Our team is trained in first aid and will take appropriate action. Safety is paramount and, if necessary, we will transport you to a clinic for medical attention. Your comfort is our priority.

How could I to book 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu with Waman Adventures?

Booking the 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo tour with Waman Adventures is simple and exciting. Contact our sales staff, share your preferences and confirm the details of your itinerary before making payment. Prepare for this exciting adventure with the useful information provided by the Waman Adventures team.

Remember that specific details may vary, so it is important to contact your sales consultant directly for accurate and up dated information.

Can I add extensions or additional activities to my tour, such as Waynapicchu, Machu Picchu and other visits?

Of course you can! We are here to help you make it happen, and our goal is to design an itinerary that fits your specific interests and needs.

We recommend that you contact our sales staff to find out more about availability and extra charges, so they can help you find information on upgrade options.

Is it possible to choose a different train option than Waman Adventures offers?

If you would like to upgrade your experience by opting for Peru Rail’s Vistadome train or if you prefer to change your train departure time, you should be advised that there may be additional costs associated with these options.

We recommend that you contact our sales advisors to find out more about availability and extra charges, so they can help you find information about changes and upgrade options.

How far in advance can I cancel my Huchuy Qosqo Hike to Machu Picchu?

At Waman Adventures, we invite you to review our cancellation policy to answer any questions you may have, or you may also contact us directly if you have any questions or need more information.

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WHY BOOK THE HUCHUY QOSQO TREK TOUR WITH WAMAN ADVENTURES?

In Waman Adventures, we have extensive experience organizing trips. We are constantly working to improve our service and offer exceptional experiences to our customers. Our reputation is based on the full satisfaction of numerous travelers who trusted and enjoyed our services.

Our goal is to provide you with a journey without any worry, where your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities. From the planning to the execution of the tour, we are committed to make the Huchuy Qosqo Hike unforgettable and allow you to enjoy the most of this unique adventure.

  • Professional and experienced team. – We want you to live an unforgettable experience. Each member of our team is highly trained to offer you a quality service at each stage of the tour.
  • Eco-friendly treks. – We value both nature and the local communities we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and participate in social projects to ensure an eco-friendly trek.
  • Door-to-door service. – Our priority is to guarantee your comfort and safety at all times. Therefore, we offer you the transfer service from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the return to your hotel at the end of the trek without additional cost.
  • Labor welfare. – We care deeply about our team’s well-being. We are proud to guarantee fair salaries and provide comprehensive insurance for our beloved tour guides, cooks, muleteers, and other essential staff members.
  • Personalized groups. – We choose quality over quantity. Our small groups range from 2 to 10 people, allowing for personalized attention and a welcoming atmosphere.

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